New West Elm Duvet Review

My last duvet, I had for about 10 years. It was a Hotel Collection Jacquard from Macys. Unfortunately I had gone to bed several times with Olive Oil/Aloe Vera on my legs and it stained over time, no amount of detergent or pre treatment could save it. I had been eyeing this one West Elm duvet for the last year but couldn't quite justify the price. Once my duvet got so hideous that I'd leave it on the floor, I knew it was time. Plus the West Elm one went on sale and I had a10% off coupon.

I'm pretty pleased with the quality. It's a lot thinner than I'm used to, but I'm realizing how much fluffier my bed looks and feels. My other duvet was very heavy and weighed down my down comforter.

The color is flax ( they also have a onyx and blue on sale ) 

And a side note, that candle? Smells like man. It's Black Tie from Bath and Body Works and it's like a sexy cologne. I cannot get enough.

DIY Oversized Print and Frame // Under $10!

Laundry room updates are coming along swimmingly. The paint is done ( was a grass green accent wall ) It's a large room that hasnt been completely utilized in the way it should so I'm building and adding shelves, that'll be in the next post. This corner has a large blank wall that needed a not so serious art piece, because next to it are the beach towels, and below is the recycling bin and cat door.

This little project cost very little, here are the supplies you'll need:

$.96 Furring Board Strip ( 1x2x8 ) - You can have the guys at your hardware store cut it for you
Screw Eyes

For the oversized print, take a high quality photo, upload it to and choose a Engineering Print. Size is up to you, I chose the largest, which is 36x48. It cost $7.79.

I had my furring strip cut into two 38" pieces, so a couple inches longer than the width of my photo.

First I made a pilot hole to make it easier to screw in the screw eyes.

I then laid the board down and was so eager to staple, I didnt measure the placement on the board. So learn from my mistake. Make sure you have equal amount of board hanging off the end before stapling. Then put a good amount of staples in the board.

This is what it should look like when done ( ignore the pliers, they were from repairing my mistake )
Add rope or twine or whatever you've got layin around ( otherwise you can have it cut for a buck  at the hardware store )

I'm quite pleased with the final product.

Not too fancy and just contemporary enough for a laundry/mud room!
Next up shelving for the other part of the room. Cheers!

Black Walls! Take the Leap!

Hello! I hope all of you enjoyed your Christmas! I sure did, and feel excited for 2015. I took the leap and painted my laundry room partially black a couple years ago, and I'm so glad I did. Next week I'll be posting about the newest laundry room makeover and additions. In the meantime, check out these great spaces with bold black! 

                                                  (apartment therapy above and below )

                                                 ( above )
                                                        ( above )

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